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1946 African Mine Workers Strike

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"Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar 'fall of rock' and who, at deep levels, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 feet in the bowels of the earth, sacrif.. read more
When the First World War broke out, Indians in South Africa gave enthusiastic support to the British war effort in the form of declarations... read more
South African Constitution of 1996 Republic of South Africa The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the... read more
1997 September, The statue of Steve Biko is defaced twice within a space of three weeks after it was unveiled by President Nelson Mandela... read more
Who were the hunter-gatherers? Many societies all over the world survived by hunting and gathering for most of the last 100 000 years. In... read more
On 2 November 1983, the government held a referendum to gauge White opinion on the new constitution and tricameral parliament – it... read more
Following the 1973, Durban strikes, TUCSA seemed unwilling to hold to book employers. TUCSA had long paid lip service to the ideal of... read more
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In March 1918 an international influenza pandemic broke out, that led to the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic spread... read more
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The TIC (Transvaal Indian congress) was first called the TBIA (Transvaal British Indian Association) which was founded in 1903. The... read more
South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were the hunter-gatherer... read more
This article was written by Andrew Bohannon and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women in the... read more
From bondage to freedom - The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian workers in South Africa  The feature on Indian South Africans... read more
The majority of Indian South Africans are the descendants of indentured workers brought to Natal between 1860 and 1911 to develop the sugar... read more
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By the 1900s African people had been dispossessed of their land and colonial rule was still in the process of being entrenched. The... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 6) A Spiral of Trials In the arrests, indictments and trials... read more
The adoption of the Freedom Charter by the Congress of the People was widely recognised both in South Africa and internationally as an... read more
The Korana or Kora were a nomadic Khoikhoi group that probably derived their name from a chief called Kora (or Gora), who was originally a... read more
This article was written by Peter LaNasa and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract: This... read more
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The first mention of a Coloured Affairs Department (CAD) and Coloured Advisory Council (CAC) was made by Prime Minister Jan Smuts, in 1941... read more
In 1979, the Wiehahn Commission to investigate how to regulate labour legislation. The growth of unregistered trade unions, inadequate... read more
The system of Black authorities and the reforms brought about in the agri­cultural sphere were not unreservedly accepted in the... read more
Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) people are concentrated in the Free State, Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces, with small groups in Namibia... read more

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